ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price scattered four hits over 7 1-3 innings, Hideki Matsui homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Friday night.
Price (7-3), who struck out five and walked two, retired his first 13 batters. He got some defensive help when right fielder Matt Joyce made a full-extension, tumbling backhanded catch on J.J. Hardy's drive to end the fourth.
Price was charged with a fourth hit after a postgame scoring change that gave Wilson Betemit - the left-hander's final batter - a single on a grounder first called an error on second baseman Ben Zobrist.
Matsui hit a two-run homer off Wei-Yin Chen (4-2) to put the Rays up 5-0 in the first.